Episode 272: For A Green Future "Mothers Vs. Nukes" 051224 Episode 274
For A Green Future
by Joseph R. DeMare
10h ago
Host Joe DeMare talks about Mother's Day and how mothers are integral to the environmental movement. Then he interviews Diane D'Arrigo of NIRS about the latest legislative dirty tricks the nuclear lobby is using to weaken nuclear safety standards and put us all at risk. Rebecca Wood talks about Octomommies, the champion mothers of the animal kingdom. Ecological News includes pipeline failures and Portugal going 95% renewables in the month of April.  ..read more
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Episode 271: For A Green Future "Bye, Bye Beech Trees" 050524 Episode 273
For A Green Future
by Joseph R. DeMare
1w ago
 Host Joe DeMare talks about the comedy night benefit for the Nature's Nursery wildlife rehab center. Next he gives a eulogy for the soon-to-be-extinct beech tree, being wiped out by a nematode from Japan. Rebecca Wood talks about hurricanes. Ecological news includes Antarctic sea ice melting, right wing attacks on the environment in Germany, and Ohio legislators repeating gas industry scripts word for word.   ..read more
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Episode 270: For A Green Future "Solar Breaking Through in Ohio?" 042824 Episode 272
For A Green Future
by Joseph R. DeMare
2w ago
Joe DeMare talks about the joys of camping in Wisconson, away from artificial lights. Then he interviews Tristan Rader from Solar United Neighbors about HB197, a bill that would allow a limited amount of community solar in Ohio, perhaps the first crack in the legislative wall Ohio state government has built up against renewables. Then Rebecca Wood talks about violets. Ecological News includes eleven states that now get more than 50% of their power from renewables, and Indigenous protests against railway construction in Brazil.  ..read more
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Episode 269: For A Green Future: "The Beauty of Native Planting" 042124 Episode 271
For A Green Future
by Joseph R. DeMare
3w ago
Host Joe DeMare travels to Benton Harbor, Michigan to take on the zombie Palisades nuclear power plant. In the process, he exposes some lies told by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and uncovers the biases in "both sides" reporting. Next, he interviews Zeb Albert about the Wood County Park District's annual native plant sale and discusses the importance of planting local genome native plants. Rebecca Wood talks about carnauba wax in honor of national jelly bean day. Ecological News includes meme busting and the resurgence of citizen scientists.  ..read more
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Episode 268: For A Green Future: "Indigenous Wisdom VS Royal Bank of Canada" 041424 Episode 270
For A Green Future
by Joseph R. DeMare
1M ago
Joe talks about his impressions of the eclipse and the seeming lack of bees.  We discuss PFAS levels and EPA regulations with a caller. In lieu of an interview, we have part of a news conference of indigenous peoples local to the Toronto region, protesting the move by Royal Bank of Canada to invest in fossil fuel infrastructure. Rebecca Wood talks about garlic mustard, and ecological news includes the success of Germany's move away from nuclear power, Michigan's first dark sky sanctuary (Beaver Island), and the eternal struggle against Ohio's HB6 ..read more
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Episode 267: For A Green Future: "Eclipse!" 040724 Episode 269
For A Green Future
by Joseph R. DeMare
1M ago
Joe DeMare talks about the upcoming eclipse, and about the proven mental health benefits of getting outside and being in the natural world. Next he interviews Linda Seely with Mothers for Peace in San Obispo California. They are suing PG&E and the NRC commission for breaking the regulations regarding reactor relicensing. Then Rebecca Wood celebrates National Beer Day with a discussion of hops. Ecological News includes a new invasive plant that's taking over Michigan, wind farms being repowered, and progress on rewolfing Colorado.  ..read more
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Episode 266: For A Green Future: "Have a Green Easter!" 033124 Episode 268
For A Green Future
by Joseph R. DeMare
1M ago
Another great show! Joe discusses Easter and the renewal of life in the springtime. He interviews Enrique Gomez Del Campo about the field of ecohydrology and how it might affect the population around the Great Lakes.  After that, Rebecca Wood informs us about the origin of the Easter Bunny. Ecological news includes the largest agrivoltaic project in the United States, located right here in Ohio, and unfortunate news about Palisades Nuclear Plant in Michigan ..read more
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Episode 264: For A Green Future "Wild Rice Versus Nukes!" 031724 Episode 266
For A Green Future
by Joseph R. DeMare
2M ago
Joe DeMare talks about wolf hunting and global warming, tying them together. Then he interviews Jesse James Deer in the Water about developments in the fight against nuclear power in Michigan. Rebecca Wood looks into the facts behind the myth of St. Patrick driving the snakes from Ireland. Ecological News includes the first US offshore wind farm going online and Florida outlawing offshore wind farms.  ..read more
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Episode 263: For A Green Future "The Great Salt Lake!" 022524 Episode 263
For A Green Future
by Joseph R. DeMare
2M ago
Host Joe DeMare responds to listener emails on Marcy Kaptur and particulate heat storage. Next, he interviews Lynn de Freitas, CEO of Friends of the Great Salt Lake about the environmental challenges faced by the Lake. Rebecca Wood and Ecological News follow.  ..read more
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Episode 262: For A Green Future "Talking Turkey in BG!" 031024 Episode 265
For A Green Future
by Joseph R. DeMare
2M ago
Joe DeMare talks about the controversy over wild turkeys in the city of Bowling Green. It's an example of how anti-nature feelings get stirred up that often lead to wildlife being exterminated. Rebecca shares her story of being attacked by a flock of Canada Geese. No interview this week. Ecological News includes Uruguay going seven months running on 100% renewables and the 13th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster ..read more
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